Abortion and the Early Church
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ISBN 10: 1-57910-182-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-57910-182-4
Pages: 120
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 10/26/1998
Street Date: 10/26/1998
Division: Wipf and Stock
Category: Church history
Abortion and the Early Church
Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco-Roman World
By Michael J. Gorman

Book Description
What is abortion? A convenience to society? A legal offense? Murder? The twentieth century is not the first to face these questions. Abortion was a common practice two thousand years ago. The young Christian church, growing up in influential centers of Greco-Roman culture, could not ignore the practice. How would church leaders define abortion?

Gorman examines Christian documents in their Greco-Roman context, concluding that Christians held a consistent position throughout the church's first four hundred years.
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